Recent Reports

Our web page manages all contributions appearing automatically in the archive , which is organized by month . Access to the archive can be found in the right column of the page  →

Subsequently, the current reports
(partly in the original language only):

latest reports (up from January 2018)  (see below)

Reports 2017 <klick here>
Reports 2016 <klick here>
Reports 2015 <klick here>

  • 2019-07: Keny / One World Network, Report

Report on our projects. Reusable Sanitary Pads Over the years Dr. Peter together with the PBF family, has supported many girls in Kenya by providing them with support to get reusable sanitary pads. The sanitary Read more […]

  • 2019-07: Ethiopia / Lalibela: wind brings destruction

An orcan wind brings destruction in Lalibela. Mesay, the local leader, is writing Monday 22. July 2019 about the incident Dear father Dr.Peter and Dan, Good afternoon. Today, sorry that I am telling you a bad news Read more […]

  • 2019-07: Ethiopa / Durame: Graduation day  at Abune Francis

Durame in Ethiopia:  Today, 5. July 2019, is one of the greatest days for Abune Francis Kindergarten School: The graduation of students who have stayed for the last two years in the school. It is so big day for graduates Read more […]

  • 2019-06: Sri Lanka after Easter shooting

MAN’S INHUMANITY TOWARDS MAN THAT SHOOK THE WORLD ON EASTER SUNDAY. Easter Sunday is the feast of the Christians of the whole world. It is a celebration of life. People of all walks of life, flock together to churches to commemorate the resurrection Read more […]

  • 2019-06: Ethiopia / Durame: Breaking poverty trap

PBF in Southern Ethiopia: Breaking poverty trap. Ethiopia, as one of the poorest country in the world suffers from poverty, unemployment and inequality. Understanding the poverty situation and its impacts in Ethiopia, PBF has been involved in a number Read more […]

  • 2019-05:  25 years Peter Bachmann Foundation HISTORY OF SRILANKAN MISSION OF PBF – a short survey

INTRODUCTION Missions never mushroom on their own, spontaneously. It is always founded on a vision. The founder of Dr. Peter Bachmann Foundation (registered Read more […]

  • 2019-05: Kenya / Kitui: Patrick Kutu’s Reflection on 15 Years of Collaboration with PBF for a Microcredit Program

PBF –  THE LIFE CHANGER! It is 15 years ago when our collaboration was born. I was alone but now more than 1,000 households benefit from Peter Bachmann Read more […]

  • 2019-05: Kenya / Nairobi: Mike, a member of the national team, plays Kabbadi in Taiwan 

Mike Otieno is a weighty and dedicated member of PBF in Kenya. He comes from the village Mbuye. There he was born as a second youngster in a family of five siblings. One World Network, Read more […]

  • 2019-04: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa: «Melkam Fasika»

In the Orthodox Churches of the East – according to the Julian calendar – Easter is celebrated a week later this year than we are here in the West (Gregorian calendar). In Ethiopia, people want “Melkam Fasika” – a blessed Easter. Read more […]

  • 2019-04: Kenya / Nairboi: Report from  Dan Amolo and George Orimba about their recent visit in Kenya in Mathare slums .

PBF supports various projects in Kenya. This includes a Micro finance project in Kitui, Early Childhood Education in Kibera slums in Nairobi, a community youth Read more […]

  • 2019-04: Senegal / Dakar:  Our active friend in Senegal, Jean Djietou, celebrates his 30th birthday on Easter Sunday. 

Jean is constantly translating our web posts into French. Hello Peter and Thomas, dear PBF family. I am very happy and honored to write a short report Read more […]

  • 2019-04: Ethiopia / Durame: From Doano to Bonn: Abel Yonas receives a scholarship

From Doano to Bonn: Abel Yonas receives a scholarship (from KAAD) for his further studies in Germany. My name is Abel Yonas Zekarias and I was born in Doano, a tiny village near the small town of Durame in southern Ethiopia. I lived in this village with Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Ethiopia / Gashena: extension of the clinic

Ethiopia Gashena: Structural extension of the clinic – a necessity. A summary of Ashenafi Mamo, founder and director of the Emmanuel Clinic It is widely known here that the Emmanuel Clinic has existed since 2011 and offers nursing only in the legal Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Sri Lanka / Chilaw: Statusreport

Status Report from our PBF Sri Lanka foundation (school for handicapped childer) as per March 2019. Dear Dr. Peter Greetings from SriLanka. I hope that you are keeping fine. First let me thank you and acknowledge about  the money you have transfered Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Keny / Nairobi: Slum football (update)

Slum football see our ecent report <click here> . Dear Dan, Greetings from Mwingi. We are happy to inform you that,we still keep the ball rolling. What a beauty in seeing the youthful generation here substitute drugs abuse,crime and ‘idleness’ Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Solomon Abebe Mekonen at  an international film festival

PBF congratulates Solomon Abebe Mekonen: He receives his first invitation to participate in an international film festival – and win! Sol has been with PBF for many years and is one of the most promising students of our foundation after studying at the Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Ehiopia: Leprosy women are working on new looms

The reformed parish Dübendorf collected at the end of 2017 at its bazaar for a PBF project in Addis Ababa. Once again, it should be remembered and thankfully thanked. Meanwhile, as planned, the workshop of leprosy Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Ethiopia / Addis Ababa: kindergarten was opened and is in operation

Our Foundation puts a lot of emphasis on education, especially in remote rural areas. There the school way is often many kilometers far. Teachers are difficult to find. And like everywhere Read more […]

  • 2019-03: Uganda / Kasese: PBF work with rural communities in western Uganda

PBF work with rural communities in western Uganda district of Kasese IPOA is a community-based organization started by Thomas who is a very competent community organizer in Northwestern Uganda, Kasese district. With support from PBF, the community has Read more […]

  • 2019-02: History of Shimels Sisay Belete to Dr. Ing. iur. 

Shimels Sisay Belete from Ethiopia is a highly qualified young scientist in the field of International Law. He specializes in human rights issues. Like many young Africans, Shimels had a difficult childhood. Read more […]

  • 2019-01: Report of Fr. Gamini about the journey of Peter Bachmann to Sri Lanka in January 2019

Dr. Peter Bachman the Founder of Peter Bachmann Foundation announced his surprising visit to  Srilanka in the middle of December 2018. He has not been to Srilanka Read more […]

  • 2019-01: Sri Lanka / Chilaw: Visit of Peter Bachmann, Ceremnony

The summary of Bishop’ s speech on the occasion of felicitation ceremony held in Peter Bachmann Foundation-Chilaw on the 11 of January 2019. Dear Dr. Peter we are very happy about your surprise visit to Srilanka and specifically to the Foundation in Read more […]

  • 2018-12: Sri Lanka: Grateful memories of the tsunami help in 2004

Shortly before leaving for Sri Lanka, the following letter reaches Peter Bachmann. He comes from a family that helped bring the foundation back to life after the monstrous tsunami in 2004. In the photos you can see my father’s wooden masterpiece Read more […]

  • 2018-12: Kenya / Kitui: Footballer on the road to success

We have reported the importance of sports clubs in the slums, see e.g. Success motivates, of course, especially when it comes to winning Read more […]

  • 2018-12: Kenya / One World Network: reusable sanitary napkins

PBF works in Kenya with the local NGO “One World Network” and in partnership with locals to develop sustainable solutions to various problems. The Community has been challenging for 2 years to provide sanitary Read more […]

  • 2018-11: Kenya / Nairobi: Slum football: sport for development

One World Network receives Tricots that are collected by friends of PBF in Switzerland and Germany. These tricots are given to local slum and village teams and youth projects in Mathare, Mbuye and Kitui. We Read more […]

  • 2018-11: Ethiopia / Bahir Dar: Wondwossen Molla continues to educate himself as an anesthesiologist

Wondwossen Molla, Wondie, has been part of the PBF family for many years. PBF co-funded his education and later training as a nurse. Those who belong to this Read more […]

  • 2018-10: Ethiopia: Travel report Burki

Travelogue Burki July 2018: 2 weeks in Ethiopia – 2 families with 6 adopted children Our trip to Ethiopia started “well”: Our first flight was canceled due to a storm over Vienna. A good star helped us and we ended up in Addis with only one hour delay. Read more […]

  • 2018-10: Sri Lanka / Chilaw: World Children’s Day at the School for Handicapped Children

World Children’s Day at the School for Handicapped Children in Chilaw Foreword: Sponsorship of the School for Handicapped Children in Sri Lanka / Chilaw In January 2016, the local Peter Bachmann Foundation in Sri Lanka found a new sponsorship Read more […]

  • 2018-10: Ethiopia: Wondwosen Seifu (Member of PBF) announced 1st correspondent of International Association for Community Development (IACD) 

On its website, the organization IACD published beginning of October 2019:  Wondwosen has been involved various community wok Read more […]

  • 2018-10: Ethiopia: A like Assisi – A like Addis Ababa

4th October: A like Assisi – A like Addis Ababa. The so-called Franciscan Family (650,000 members) today celebrates its founder Francis of Assisi on October 4th. In Ethiopia, the order of the Capuchins is comparatively strong with more than one hundred Read more […]

  • 2018-10: Kenia / Kitui: Information on KICABA micro credits

Information on KICABA micro credits , OCTOBER 2018 TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICA Africa is 70% rural and therefore needs rural solutions. Majority of populations in Africa live in the countryside although African cities are growing day by day. Whether Read more […]

  • 2018-09: Switzerland: Interview with Mesay Mequanent on 24.9.2018 in Schwerzenbach

Foreword: Mesay is the project leader of the Foundation in Ethiopia / North. He works locally in Lalibela. Mesay was invited by a friend of the Foundation, who had met him during Read more […]

  • 2018-09: Kenia / Kitui: Report on successes and problems of the football club

Jonathan Mwangangi reports on successes and problems of the football club Greetings from Migwani, Kitui. We are very busy here every day. Yesterday, my boys won the first place in our qualification for the running football tournament in the constituency Read more […]


IPOA (Orphans and Widows Association) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) which started on 15th August 2008 at a meeting held by Fr. Richard AJ and Mr. Kenja Thomas in Ibanda Catholic Parish Hall. Read more […]

  • 2018-08: Switzerland: They knit like the world champions

They knit and tell each other their life stories Klara Neuhaus “does not want advertising”. She is about to celebrate her 92nd birthday and received lots of colored rags from people in the neighborhood yesterday. It is well known in Steckborn that Read more […]

  • 2018-08: Ethiopia: Call for help from Eyerusalem

An example of a call for help to the Foundation comes from Ethiopia. 18-year-old Eyeruslam Demoz describes her problem. She comes from poor backgrounds, but is very intelligent and works purposefully on her education. Read more […]

  • 2018-06:  Ethiopia / Lalibela: Observations for Foundation Support

Getachew and Dan list in some facts the unbelievably poor conditions of the poor rural population in Ethiopia / Lalibela, which can count as well as possible on the aid of the foundation. •  Most of the children in the relief program are totally Read more […]

  • 2018-08:  Ethiopia / Kualit: full operation of the new water project

We reported on the project idea, the construction and the completion of the water project: As Read more […]

  • 2018-08: Micro-Businessman Eyayew Baye

Eyayew Baye: Once a Socially Neglected Young Boy but Now a Rising Micro-Businessman! The roller coaster that Eyayew has had to overcome throughout his life can be characterised as an adventure that not so many people at his age would be able to handle. Read more […]

  • 2018-07: Ethiopia, Kualit: Water Project finished

Ethiopia, Kualit: Water Project. The execution of the project has been unexpectedly delayed due to several reasons. Especially because Read more […]

  • 2018-07: Ethiopia, Lalibela HCB Production Project for Low Cost Houses

Lalibela HCB Production Project for Low Cost Houses Reasons of implementing: To address problems of housing by building low cost houses for the very poor portion of the community as there are still many who sleeps on the streets. To help Read more […]

  • 2018-07: Ethiopia, Lalibela area: two supportive projects with low starting capital requirements

Ethiopia, Lalibela area: two supportive projects with low starting capital requirements.   Argaw Tsegaye has a business idea Argaw Tsegaye is a disabled young man (28), confined to a wheelchair since an accident in his youth. He lives with his Read more […]

  • 2018-07:  On the move in Ethiopia

On the move in Ethiopia – moving like never before. We have a friend who has been teaching in Ethiopia at the University of Mekele as a visiting professor for several years, and he has aroused our interest in Ethiopia. So in April 2018 we made our Read more […]

  • 2018-07: historic peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia

The historic peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia can be pathetic for the work of the Foundation. The future of the African continent depends on the Africans themselves. PBF is very close to the very small Catholic local church in Ethiopia Read more […]

  • 2018-06: Dan Amolo annouced as new project coordinator

Dan Amolo new project coordinator. We are pleased to announce the formal commissioning of Dan Amolo (born in Kenya in 1974) as Project Coordinator of the Foundation. From now on Dan will mainly be responsible for the professional examination of project Read more […]

  • 2018-06: Ethiopia / Laliblea: Handicaped Melaku

Handicaped Melaku Melaku is a young man from Lalibela. He is severely handicapped, can use neither his left hand nor his legs. Only with difficulty does he drag himself along on crutches. Of course, this disability affects his entire life, Read more […]

  • 2018-06: Ethiopia / Kualit: Community project

Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Kualit, Ethiopia. Background Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s poorest and least developed region, with half its population living on less than a dollar a day. About two-thirds of its countries rank among the Read more […]

  • 2018-06: Kenya: Effects of heavy Rains

The Effects of heavy Rains and Floods in Kenya. Over the past several months there have been heavy rains and storms in the whole of the East Africa regions. The most affected have been the slum dwellers and remote rural villages. Properties have been Read more […]

  • 2018-05: Ethiopie / Lalibela: Destitutes

Destitutes in Lalibela, by Mesay Mequanent, Project Leader Lalibela. This is one of the categories of “Regular monthly support” from PBF in Lalibela. PBF has been and still supporting destitute in Lalibela since more than ten years. These are the Read more […]

  • 2018-03: Ethiopie / Lalibela: survival strategy of Haftu

Resilience in the survival strategy of Haftu in Lalibela. He discovers his creative abilities and uses them. The now 23-year-old Haftu grew up in Lalibela in a very poor family. He writes that after completing compulsory school it was extremely difficult Read more […]

  • 2018-03:  Kenia / Kitui:  Efficacious stories from the KICABA Micro- credit program

Kenia / Kitui:  Efficacious stories from the Micro- credit program. The story of Fridah, the Empty Jerican Seller at Mobil petrol station, Kitui town Fridah is a mother of two kids. In her struggles to meet daily needs she discovered a business Read more […]

  • 2018-03:  Kenia / Kitui: great news from the Micro- credit program

Kenia / Kitui: great news from the Micro- credit program. Great News! 72,000 beneficiaries in Kitui County – Kenya supported by PBF It started very gradually to expand when PBF advanced funds to support the KICABA micro-credit program (Kitui Integrated Read more […]

  • 2018-03: Uganda:  Community training on Typhoid Epidemic

COMMUNITY COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING ON TYPHOID EPIDEMIC.  IPOA ORPHANS AND WIDOWS ASSOCIATION: UGANDA Introduction: Typhoid epidemic is one of the most life-threatening transmitted diseases in most parts of Uganda, particularly in rural towns and villages. Read more […]

  • 2018-03: Senegal / Dakar: Art project

PETER AMANUEL ART PROJECT DAKAR-SENEGAL The Republic of Senegal is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by the North African country of Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the south-southwest. Read more […]

  • 2018-03: Ethiopie / Durma: disappointed expectations with a building block production machine

In Durame – disappointed expectations with a building block production machine. Durame lies in the lowlands of southern Ethiopia. The place can hardly be found on a map. Simple farmers have been farming the land in a very simple way for centuries. They Read more […]

  • 2018-02: Kenia / Nairobi:  ONE WORLD NETWORK teenage reusable sanitary support

Kenia: ONE WORLD NETWORK teenage reusable sanitary support. The chart shows three schools that are supported by PBF monthly with reusable sanitary pads for the teenage girls in primary schools who are unable to afford the normal disposable sanitary pads. Since Read more […]

  • 2018-02: Ethiopia: Artemisia project

Artemisia annua tea – a revolution in the history of tropical medicine. Already ten years ago I worked in Lalibela with Abebe Wondater, the pharmacist. He was very interested in Artemisia Annua (A3) and he also cultivated plants of this species himself. Read more […]

  • 2018-02: Ethiopia / Kualit: Drinking Water

Drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Kualit, Ethiopia. General Description Similar to many African countries, parts of Ethiopia face water shortages, poor sanitation, and a lack of access to clean water sources. Ethiopia is located in Africa’s Horn Read more […]

  • 2018-01: Ethiopie / Durame: new school “Abune Francis”

Abune Francis – the pope in Durame, a forgotten city of Ethiopia “Abune Francis” is the name of a new school in Durame, a small town a few hundred kilometers south of Addis Ababa. Almost nobody speaks English here in Durame, even though it is a school Read more […]

  • 2018-01: Report 2017 of ONE WORLD NETWORK

REPORT 2017 ONE WORLD NETWORK; by George Orimba. We thank our dear Dr. Peter Bachmann, for the continuous support he has given us over the years since He started supporting us many years ago. Dr. Peter you are our father and we really appreciate you being Read more […]